While you should always carry a map and compass (and know how to use them!) a GPS device is...
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Map Reading and Navigation
The art of Navigation and Map Reading is an essential skill for those of us who want to do more in the outdoors. It’s also essential as part of becoming a qualified Mountain Leader (ML), where you’ll need to be proficient in micro navigation as well as night navigation.
We’ve an entire free navigation course below with more advanced modules to come on winter navigation, using technology, How to pass your ML Micronav and the Complete guide to Night Navigation.
Read below to find out why navigation skills are important on the hill, how to use a compass, how to read a map as well as more advanced skills like re-sectioning, setting the map and taking a bearing.
Naismith’s rule, named after William W. Naismith, was devised in 1892 to estimate the time taken to cover distances...